Scotland and Scottish

Scotland, of Scotland and Scottish are sensitive words.

Your company name does not imply a connection with the Scottish Government

if your company name does not imply a connection with the Scottish Government then send your incorporation applications to Companies House.

Use this word at the start of your company name

If you wish to use this word at the start of your proposed company name, or ‘of Scotland’ anywhere in the name, you will need to demonstrate that the company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its sector.

You should also provide the views or supporting evidence from an independent source, such as a trade association or other private or public body you work with.

Your company’s registered office should be in Scotland.

In the case of your business name, the principal place of business must be Scotland. You must confirm your address in your application letter.

This word is not the first word in your company name

If this word is not the first word in your proposed name it will normally be allowed if your company’s registered office is in Scotland.

In the case of your business name, the principal place of business must be Scotland. Likewise, you must confirm your address in your application.

This word is your surname

If this word is your surname it will normally be allowed if the proposed name includes forenames or initials.

Your company name implies a connection with the Scottish Government

If your proposed company name is likely to imply a connection with the Scottish Government, you’ll need to provide a letter of non-objection from the Scottish Government. Also, include a copy in your application to Companies House.

Your company’s registered office must be in Scotland. In the case of your business name, the principal place of business must be in Scotland. You must confirm your address in your application.

Scottish Government

AddressGeneral Enquiries
Scottish Government
St. Andrew’s House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG
Emailenterprisesponsorship@gov.scot
Source: GOV.UK

Company name availability check

You can use the Company name availability checker to check if your proposed company name is still available for registration.

How to register a company?

Concise Accountants provide company formation services. Our accountants will handle the incorporation of your limited company from start to finish. We will also advise you whether your supporting evidence is sufficient to support the use of Scotland or of Scotland or Scottish in your company or business name.

Universally, your company’s registered office must be a real address. Companies House would not accept P O Box numbers as your registered office address.

Maintain your limited company

After your company has been successfully incorporated. There are a few documents you must file with the UK Authorities every year.

Firstly, at every anniversary of your company, you are required to prepare and submit your confirmation statement with Companies House. The confirmation statement is a snapshot of information about your company shares structure, directors, shareholders and registered office.

On the same note, you must also inform Companies House if your company details changed. For example, you appoint a new director or your registered office address has changed.

Additionally, you must submit your company accounts to Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). For HMRC, you must include your corporation tax return together with your company accounts. Concise Accountants offers fixed fee accounts packages to limited companies to take care of your company accounts and corporation tax return. The packages are suitable for startup businesses and small companies. Feel free to contact our accountants to discuss.

Other sensitive or reserved words

Click here for other sensitive words that require you to obtain a consent to use in your company or business name in the United Kingdom.

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